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Match Report : 13/09/1994 v Royal Antwerp
Royal Antwerp   0 0

Newcastle United   5 3
Scorer(s):     R.M Lee (1, 9, 50),  S Sellars (39),  S.C Watson (78)
Competition: UEFA Cup, Round 1, 1st Leg
Season: 1994-95
Venue: Bosuil Stadion
Attendance: 19,700
Royal Antwerp
Manager: Urbain Haesaert
 Svilar
  Van Gompel
  Broeckhart
  Kulcsar
  Smidts
  Emmerechts
  Kiekens
  Porte
  Severeyns
  Zohar (On As A Substitute Monteiro, )
  Godfroid
Unused Subs: Van der Straeten, Van Rethy, Moukrim, Aloisi
Newcastle United
Manager: Kevin Keegan OBE
 Pavel Srnicek
 Marc Hottiger
 John Beresford
 Barry Venison
 Darren Peacock
 Phillipe Albert
 Ruel Fox
 Robert Lee
 Andrew Cole(On As A Substitute Michael Jeffrey, )
 Peter Beardsley(On As A Substitute Stephen Watson, )
 Scott Sellars
Unused Subs: Michael Hooper, Stephen Howey, David Elliott
First Half
1 mins
Goal
1-0Robert Lee. Lee slipped into the Antwerp penalty area seemingly unnoticed to head in a Beresford cross which had come immediately from the kick-off.
9 mins
Goal
2-0Robert Lee. A cross arrived in the Antwerp box to be challenged for by two United players! Lee beat Cole to it and headed in a fine second for himself and United.
39 mins
Goal
3-0Scott Sellars. Andy Cole, after some excellent movement and passing, slid the ball into Sellars who calmly stroked the ball into the net.
Second Half
50 mins
Goal
4-0Robert Lee. After another great series of passing and movement Hottiger put in a good cross which was met by the head of Lee to score his hat-trick - United's very first in European competition.
78 mins
Goal
5-0Stephen Watson. Watson set out on a run that saw him go round three Antwerp defenders before being faced with the keeper, whom he cooly slipped passed as well to slot the ball home into an empty net.
Times To Be Confirmed
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Substitution
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Substitution
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Substitution
Monteiro on for Zohar

toon1892 comment...

Matchday Programme : 13/09/1994

Matchday Programme : 13/09/1994

Lee Hat-Trick Spearheads Great Win

Whilst it's true to say that Antwerp where not one of the "big boys" of European football they were still well respected and very experienced. A United side firing on all cylinders and oozing confidence and class thoroughly destroyed them.

After an almost 20 year gap Newcastle were back in Europe with a bang!